Californians fight back

So much for states’ rights. The EPA aims to roll back California’s ability to set its own emissions standards. The attorneys-general of California and the states that follow its lead have vowed to sue. A disaster for anyone who has to breathe air or live on this planet, this proposal doesn’t even make sense for auto-makers:

…a long, protracted legal battle with state attorneys general creates uncertainty and regulatory limbo—a nightmare scenario for companies that need to design and plan their fleets years in advance.

Who benefits? Oil companies. There’s nothing they won’t stoop to if it lets them cling to their dirty profits for another decade or two.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


You have until October 2 to leave a comment here. Try this, in language even the industry-lobbyist-appointees to the EPA may understand:

Weakening emissions standards undermines states’ rights and harms the auto industry, which cannot plan around unpredictable agency behavior. This proposal is an inexcusable waste of taxpayer money.

UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Visit
Tuesday, August 14
2pm – 3pm
333 Bush St., Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Tracy GO Team – Get out the vote!
Saturday, August 18
10am – 2pm
Tracy, CA
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF August Meeting
Guest speaker from Swing Left
Sunday, August 19
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

Coffee with Senator Feinstein’s staff
Thursday, August 30
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Sunday, September 9
11am – 1pm
RSVP NOW

Thanks for all you do,

Rachel

Stand up for the Earth today

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the horrors of this administration. Sometimes I have to pull back from the news, get out of my house, and go for a walk. Then, I remember to be grateful for the beauty that surrounds us here in the Bay Area, the clean water we drink, the clean air we breathe.

And yet all of those things are at risk. The Trump Administration is gutting the Endangered Species Act in a corrupt attempt to expand oil, coal and gas development. We must rise to defend the planet.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MoCs and tell them they must protect the Endangered Species Act. You can say, “I am calling on you to vote against any legislation that would undermine the Endangered Species Act. Our survival depends upon these protections against unchecked environmental destruction. It is unacceptable to put fossil fuel polluters’ profits over our collective survival.”

Or use Resistbot to send your message.

Rise for Climate with Stand Up SF members! Mark your calendar for September 8th, when we will march together in the biggest climate march on the west coast. RSVP here, and stay tuned for updates.


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


We are 100 days out from the 2018 midterm elections. Our power can flip the House (and maybe the Senate) by electing progressive leaders who represent our values, but only if every one of us does our part.

Sign up for Stand Up SF’s very first phone bank on August 5th! Join our members + Democracy action for a fun afternoon to flip a Senate seat.


UPCOMING EVENTS


Phone Bank for US Senate
Sunday, August 5
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2624 3rd St., SF
REGISTER NOW

Senator Harris Office Visit
Tuesday, August 14
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
333 Bush St., Suite 3325
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF August Meeting
Guest speaker from Swing Left
Sunday, August 19
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Noe Valley Library
REGISTER NOW

SF Fundraiser for Josh Harder in CA-10
Help the Democratic nominee unseat Republican Jeff Denham in California’s 10th congressional district.
Sunday, September 9
11am – 1pm
Details: Email actionsfsolidarity@gmail.com

This is a fight we can win.

Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee tomorrow. It doesn’t matter who it is, they will be terrible: committed to overturning Roe v. Wade and attacking the Affordable Care Act, voting rights, environmental protections, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Indivisible is fighting this nomination nationwide alongside many other civil rights groups. This is going to be a hard one to win: we need to get 51 senators (including two Republicans) to refuse to confirm any nominee. But we can win. It will require massive, sustained, collective action.

I’m proud to say our action at Sen. Harris’ office this week is fully booked, and we will be speaking out in coalition with members of NARAL to drive home the importance of this fight. But there’s a call we still need to make.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senator Feinstein and ask what she is doing to make sure Democratic senators refuse Trump’s nominees, and how she is securing Republican votes.


JOIN THE RESIST-A-THON


From July 9 through July 15th Swing Left SF and the San Francisco Resistance Coalition are hosting a week-long Resist-A-ThonSign up for any of the events below: 


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


We’re offering a new option this week to get out the vote from your home: sign up to call or text with ACLU’s People Power. Stand Up SF Member Kathleen says, “I have enjoyed doing it. It is a great start to texting because the audience is so supportive.” Sign up today!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Stand Up SF July General Meeting
Bring a friend next Sunday to meet CARA, the California Alliance for Retired Americans. Learn about their Senior Vote 2018 initiative, and how you can become a Senior Ambassador to win back Congress this November. And plan to join us at Philz Coffee to socialize after the meeting!
Sunday, July 15
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Canvassing is the most effective way to get Democratic votes! Join us:
Saturday, July 21
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Coffee with Senator Feinstein’s staff
Friday, July 27
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Condemn Pruitt’s latest outrage

Scott Pruitt’s pick to run EPA Region 9 (Pacific Southwest) is an oil lobbyist and climate change denier. You might remember Michael Stoker as the origin of the anti-Hillary Clinton chant: “Lock her up!”

Stoker is not merely unqualified for the post. He’s unwilling to do what the job requires. A resident of Santa Barbara, he’s reluctant to work out of the San Francisco office. He wants to run the region from a small LA satellite office. This has been tried before, and proved to be a waste of time and money.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MOCs and say:

Hello, my name is ___ and I am a constituent calling from zip code ___ and a member of Stand Up San Francisco. I am asking ___ as my representative to condemn the appointment of Michael Stoker to Region 9 of the EPA.

Besides his ties to the oil industry and extremist politics, Stoker is unwilling to work out of the San Francisco office, making him likely to be an absentee administrator and a drain on the agency’s resources.

Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot, and send an email in under 2 minutes!

EXTRA CREDIT?

The Cow Palace — owned and operated by the State of California — hosts five gun shows each year. Admission for children under 12 is free. In these times of terrible gun violence, for California to profit from gun sales sends the wrong message. Efforts are underway to have the Cow Palace board ban gun shows. Please sign and share the petition with your contactsFor questions or to support these efforts, contact ruth.borenstein@gmail.com.

RECENT ACTIONS


Read our report from our 5/18 action with Senator Feinstein’s staff. Find other action reports, talking points, and more in our Public Library.

The GOP wants to take food from moms and kids. You can stop them.

This week, the Republican-controlled House is going to try to make massive cuts to SNAP (food stamps), a program that helps more than 2 million people who are struggling to make ends meet.

The Farm Bill, an omnibus spending measure that has historically passed with bipartisan support, is just the latest in a series of Republican attempts to punish the poor, women, children, and people with disabilities.

This bill is also stuffed with provisions that undermine crucial environmental protections, prioritizing the logging industry over our forests.

Congresswoman Pelosi is trying to rally Democrats to oppose this bill. She needs all of our support. This Mother’s Day, protect moms and Mother Earth.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Congresswoman Pelosi and make sure she knows you oppose the Farm Bill. Use this script, and add your thanks for her statement in opposition to the bill.


RECENT ACTIONS


Read our report from our 5/10 action with Congresswoman Pelosi’s staff. Find other action reports, talking points, and more in our Public Library.

Members of Stand Up San Francisco with Dan Bernal and Alex Lazar, from Congresswoman Pelosi's office
Members of Stand Up San Francisco with Dan Bernal and Alex Lazar, from Congresswoman Pelosi’s office

UPCOMING EVENTS


Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, May 18
12pm – 1pm
301 Mission Street, lobby area – note new address!
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Don’t miss your last chance before the primaries to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, May 19
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Sunday, May 20
2-4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW